2019 SLTTC Archive

2019 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

Joanna Serenko

First Place Winner

Kirkwood High School

Samanvita Kasthuri

Second Place

Parkway South High School


Third Place

Oliver Layher- St. John Vianney High School

Kyran Walton- Metro Academic and Classical High School


2019 SLTTC Finalists


Sean Petric

Anne Oberman

Joanna Serenko

Jameson Falconer

Afiya Faatuono

Bender & Mahone
(Kaley Bender and Nathaniel Mahone)

Ashley Gardner

(Oliver Layher and Kyron Walton)

Expressions Dance Academy
(Emma Bilzing, Mackenzie Branson, Kaele Kidwell, and Ja’la Stancil)

(Emmanuel Morgan and Thaddeus Morgan)

Madelynn Gartland

Samanvita Kashturi

Troy Staten

Arielle Adams, DessaRae Lampkins, Brooke Reese, and De’Jai Walker

Mereya Riopedre

2019 Awardees



1st Place $8,000 Scholarship – Joanna Serenko
underwritten by Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust
2nd Place $6,000 Scholarship – Samanvita Kasthuri
underwritten by Mr. John Russell
3rd Place $4,000 Scholarship – K.O. Duo
underwritten by Ms. Sally Johnston

Audience Choice Award – I Was Here 
underwritten by Fred & Odile Tompkins
MVP- Most Valuable Performer – Afiya Faatuono
underwritten by FoxPACF Board of Directors
The “I” Award – Samanvita Kasthuri
underwritten by Terry & Sally Schnuck
Keep Art Happening Scholarship – Jameson Falconer
underwritten by Arts & Education Council of St. Louis
The Fromm Family Dance Performance Award – Expressions Academy of Dance
underwritten by Ron & Cheri Fromm
The Terry Lynford Classical Music Scholarship – Mereya Riopedre
underwritten by Terry Lynford
The Voss Family Originality Award – K.O. Duo
underwritten by Tom & Carol Voss
The Kranzberg Vocal Performance Award – Madelynn Gartland
underwritten by Ken & Nancy Kranzberg
The Capes Family Musical Theatre Scholarship Award – Bender & Mahone
underwritten by The Capes Family
The Berges Classical Performance Award – Anne Oberman
underwritten by Jim and Cathy Berges
Gaslight & St. Louis Recording Club Award –  Jameson Falconer & Joanna Serenko
Provided by Gaslight and St. Louis Recording Club studios

Years of Competition

Number of Preliminary Round Acts

Number of Finalist Acts


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